Have you ever noticed that things that cost more are seemingly better? The bottle of wine that cost $50 has a better aroma or is more full-bodied than the two buck chuck you get at the grocery store. The made from scratch cookies are infinitely more scrumptious than that round little dough boy could ever bake. A handwritten note is more impactful and moving than a text or an email.
The reason why the bottle of wine, cookies, and handwritten note hold a much richer experience for us is because of the cost. Things that cost more: more time, effort, and or money, are more valued.
I know some people reading this will say that a well thought out email or text is just as meaningful in today’s culture as a handwritten note, but that’s not the truth. Emails and texts may be similar, but they are not the same as writing a note to someone. When you take the time to buy the note card, put in the effort to write the same message, purchase a stamp and send it U.S.P.S., it shows. It shows that you put more time, effort, and money into your words and it creates a much richer and more meaningful experience.
In a world that craves and longs for second mile everything, you just may want to rethink your viewpoint on the “out-dated” handwritten note.